In medicine, differential diagnosis is the distinguishing of a particular disease or condition from others that present similar symptoms. By bringing heritable disorders of connective tissue together under the HMSA umbrella, and raising awareness of the symptoms that can overlap between these disorders, we hope to increase the chances of patients, and the physicians treating them, recognising that there is list of potential possibilities for the symptoms experienced, thus increasing the chances of accurate diagnosis. Click here to read Rachel Martin’s account of just how important the consideration of a differential diagnosis was to her life.
Patients with LDS are also at risk from other aneurysms elsewhere on the arterial tree and therefore should be monitored very closely for such.
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